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The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) of ICANN is the successor to the responsibilities of the Domain Name Supporting Organization" that relate to the generic top-level domains. ICANN's by-laws outline three supporting organizations (SO), of which the GNSO belongs. The SOs help to promote the development of Internet policy and encourage diverse and international participation in the technical management of the Internet. Each SO names three Directors to the ICANN Board.